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Panzano
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Panzano Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.panzano-denver.com
  • Phone: (303) 296-3525
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 10:00am; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 8:00am - 2:30pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Organic
  • Executive Chef: Elise Wiggins
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Panzano boasts several large spaces for events and offers on and off-site catering for groups of 20 or more.
  • Special Events & Promotions: We have space for your next event, private rooms for groups from 10 to 150 people. Please see our Private Dining Page for more information!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Champa St.
  • Public Transit: We are located just 3 blocks from the RTD Light Rail lines D, H and F
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Panzano offers $6 valet parking for up to 5 hours. It is located at the Hotel Monaco on Champa Street between 17th St. and 18th St.
A word from Panzano
“Chi mangia bene, vive bene" (Those that eat well, live well)



Award-winning Panzano and Chef Elise Wiggins offer the best in contemporary Northern Italian cuisine featuring local, organic, sustainable ingredients with uncompromising service and an award-winning wine list in a stylized urban setting inspired by the Italian streetscapes and terracotta tile roofs of Renaissance Florence. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "This place was awesome from the second we sat down. Great food with some very unique flavors paired with awesome service that didn't rush you at all. A must visit for everyone in the Denver area."
    Dined on 11/18/2014
  • "Always a wonderful experience! A great brunch! Try the chicken hash or the eggs benedict or the special (whatever it is!) and you will be delighted."
    Dined on 11/16/2014
  • "Panzano was the perfect place for dinner before seeing a show downtown. We had extended family in town, including a vegetarian, a couple of foodies and a few ladies who were watching their weight. The service was perfect and the food was exceptional. The menu offered something for everyone. The only item that did not live up to its reputation were the brussel sprouts - ours were overdone. Other than that, from scallops to eggplant to pasta, everyone raved about their dishes."
    Dined on 11/15/2014
  • "Outstanding as usual and as expected. Third time there in as many months and I will be back."
    Dined on 11/14/2014
  • "Our favorite Denver restaurant. Food, ambiance, service....all are spectacular!"
    Dined on 11/14/2014
  • "Fantastic gluten-free gourmet dining options (great for Celiacs, like myself!). My husband and I stumbled upon Panzano while staying in Denver for the weekend and could not have been more impressed. Fabulous, fabulous meal and exceptional service!"
    Dined on 11/14/2014
  • "Panda I had strong ratings on Open Table and it did not disappoint. The roasted Brussels sprouts are amazing and the pastiche was outstanding"
    Dined on 11/10/2014
  • "The occasion was a late celebration of an anniversary of my SO and I. I had booked a night at the Hotel Monaco and naturally decided to reserve a table at Panzano, and I am glad that I did. Arriving a little early for our 8pm reservation, my SO and I took a seat at the bar, and looked over the menus for drinks and food. She selected a cocktail and I a soft drink, as I don't drink, and one of the delectable flat breads as an appetiser. We were then seated early at our request. After some time looking at the menu, we selected the carbonara and the lamb ragu. Both of these were delicious and the server was knowledgable regarding the menu as well as prompt. Overall, I would highly recommend choosing this establishment for any occasion."
    Dined on 11/8/2014
  • "We have been going to Panzano's for many years and it never fails our expectations. Their salads are all fresh and delicious, I would recommend any of them. I had the carbonara this time and am already craving it for a future visit. I also had their wonderful house made gelato which was outstanding. The service was very good and personable, and our whole experience was delicious as well as being in a vibrant setting. I don't think you would be disappointed in picking out this restaurant."
    Dined on 11/8/2014
  • "Best in DENVER!! Best Food Best Service Best everything."
    Dined on 11/8/2014
  • "My gluten free eggplant was amazing. Also, my waiter took great care of me and as soon as he saw my gluten free menu he automatically brought me gluten free bread without me having to mention it like I usually do. The cocktails were also delicious."
    Dined on 11/8/2014
  • "The menu doesn't change that much, but it doesn't need too. Food is always fresh and delicious."
    Dined on 11/8/2014
  • "We enjoyed a scrumptious brunch at Panzano's before seeing Kinky Boots at The Buell. We made reservations in advance and we're seated right away. They brought water, coffee and OJ immediately. We ordered the Brussel sprouts to share and nearly fought over the last one. They were so yummy. The Panzano Benedict is not to be missed. They had me at "bottomless Belini's" though. Yes please! The food was very reasonably priced and the service was good. The hostess recommended we use the hotel Valet service to park and that was great advice. $6 for 5 hours of parking. Love the Monaco lobby. So BEAUTIFUL! We will return again for sure. Thank you!"
    Dined on 11/8/2014
  • "We arrived much later than our reservation, but they still managed to quickly seat us in the bustling restaurant. We told our waiter Dmitri that we were in a bit of a time crunch and he orchestrated an amazing meal including dessert in less than 40 minutes. We started with the Brussels Sprouts Appetizer--crunchy fried with Granny Smith apples, pistachios, and a light sauce/glazing--a perfect salty/crunch/sweet starter. Dmitri was super knowledgeable about the wine list and gave us great suggestions, a rich Argentinian Malbec and a fruit-forward Californian Pinot Noir. My wife had the seasonal veal entree and loved it and I had the "Pastiche" dish which is a little crock of ravioli/meat yumminess! A terrific evening!"
    Dined on 11/7/2014
  • "Bring back the gnocchi! Hated there was no grouper. But I had potato cabbage soup and beet salad. Remarkably delish! I return to Panzano's every trip to Denver. Great wait staff."
    Dined on 11/5/2014
  • "My husband and I came to Panzano for a nice lunch during the week. We were not disappointed! An appetizer dish of Brussels sprouts was so good that my husband declared it the best vegetable he's ever eaten (and he doesn't normally like Brussels sprouts). We enjoyed a fantastic funghi pizza and topped it off with oat cake for dessert. The staff was very attentive during a busy lunch hour, and the food was all delicious."
    Dined on 11/4/2014
  • "Not a huge selection; I'd hoped for more pasta options. Chose carbonara which was good but not traditional. Good calamari."
    Dined on 11/3/2014
  • "I can say with 100% certainty that we will be going back... and hopefully soon. I'm not sure if I enjoyed the food or the service more. The food is delicious with medium to large portion sizes and everything was cooked perfectly with unique flavors that play well with each other. To top it off, every employee I encountered there seemed to strive to make my experience fantastic; and they succeeded, even adding a personal touch for our anniversary. We were in the dining side, which was intimate and quiet, but the bar seemed to have a great interactive vibe to it. I can't wait to go there for late night snacks and drinks. I'm so happy to have found Panzano and highly recommend it to others."
    Dined on 11/2/2014
  • "Excellent as always. Waiter was actually very good. Food was wonderful and we were not rushed at all."
    Dined on 11/2/2014
  • "Food is always interesting/good - seasonal rotation. Have always enjoyed it. Seating is a little tight."
    Dined on 11/1/2014
  • "I can't find enough positive to say about this restaurant.... Chef Elise had spoken to my daughter's leadership group at school and all she could talk about was going to dinner at Panzano's for her birthday. Although they were the only kids there, they were treated like royalty! Wine list on an IPAD! Totally impressive. Menu offerings were not as expansive as other restaurants, but after we ordered, it was clear as to why... everything was the best Italian food we'd ever had. Do something, and do it well. This place rocked... worth every penny and we'll be back!!!"
    Dined on 11/1/2014
  • "Great food and service. We enjoyed a wonderful lunch celebration for my sister."
    Dined on 11/1/2014
  • "Always fabulous food, wine, dessert, and service. We especially loved the butterscotch dessert, the seared scallops, and the pastiche."
    Dined on 10/31/2014
  • "Food and service was fabulous! Highly recommend for business dinners and special occasions."
    Dined on 10/29/2014
  • "The service was excellent, and our waiter did a great job of pacing the meal and making recommendations for each course. I really enjoyed the mushroom crepes as an appetizer, and my wife's scallop dish was excellent. The price was a bit high in comparison to the quality, but I left the meal very satisfied."
    Dined on 10/27/2014
  • "Never disappointed in Panzano's. Great changing menu with new specialties seasonally. A bit noisy, but what restaurant today isn't !"
    Dined on 10/26/2014
  • "Very disappointed as we had been there for brunch and found that a positive experience. Out of three entrees none were worth writing home about. No comparison to Osteria were we have dined several times."
    Dined on 10/25/2014
  • "Eaten here many times, this time was no different, Excellent food, service, cocktails, wine, atmosphere - eating out can't get any better than this."
    Dined on 10/25/2014
  • "I made reservation early and it worked in my favor. It was a party of 9 for a birthday and we got the private room which was fantastic. The staff was amazing, the food was delicious and we were treated like King and queens!"
    Dined on 10/25/2014
  • "We have been to Panzanos a number of times and each time the menu s different and fantastic. Great for dinner or brunch and special occasions."
    Dined on 10/25/2014
  • "DISLIKE the "tablet" wine list!!! Great food and great services."
    Dined on 10/24/2014
  • "Recent lunch for 3 at Panzano's was terrific! We all started with the amazing brussel sprouts which are not to be missed! DH. Had seafood stew - outstanding. Pasta and salad s were delicious and beautifully presented. We only had an hour before we had to leave for the airport. Our server understood and was extremely helpful! Can't wait to go back!,"
    Dined on 10/24/2014
  • "at this restaurant which is located in the Hotel Monaco. I was skeptical since it was in hotel but the experience was just that of a fabulous restaurant. To start with our server was extremely personable without it seeming forced. We enjoyed his general talk as well as his food recommendations. Our food was excellent and served in a timely. I would give this restaurant 5 stars and will definitely go back again."
    Dined on 10/23/2014
  • "loved every bite of the meal - great for taking your time with apps, salad, entree and dessert."
    Dined on 10/23/2014
  • "The appetizers, main course and desserts were all first class. I have Celiac, and they have a fantastic gluten-free selection. They are very aware of what it means to have to be truly gluten-free, and they go out of their way to be accommodating. They even have gluten-free bread that was fantastic (a rare find indeed)! The service was first class, and the attention to detail was impressive. I definite "must return" for me. I recommend Panzano without a doubt."
    Dined on 10/21/2014
  • "Panzano is that rare restaurant that stays consistently great, rather than resting on its reputation. A recent visit reminded me why I love this place so much. Sitting at the exhibition kitchen watching Chef Vincent leading the line is a lot like watching the conductor of a great orchestra. There's no drama in this kitchen, just the sense of camaraderie and mutual respect that's established by good leaders like Chefs Elise and Vincent. The grouper over spätzle was simply sublime, one of the best meals I have ever had (anywhere, including outside the US). The superb food is amply complemented by the attentive yet non-intrusive service, and the sommalier (Dan) can and will answer any questions and recommend a wine that is just ideal. Kudos!"
    Dined on 10/20/2014
  • "Service is great. Food and selection were good although my wife didn't care for the meatballs. Probably a little too spicy. Expect to fork over $60 plus per person."
    Dined on 10/20/2014
  • "Bread was stale...soup/entree cold and tasted like it was from leftovers 4 days ago...can like quality smothered in spices to cover up overall bland nondescript flavor..what we looked forward to was a big disappointment....should have dined at our hotel across the street!!"
    Dined on 10/20/2014
  • "Great Italian food with some unique items - brussel sprouts and pestici (SP?) spicy meatballs with cheese stuffed pasta backed and served in a crock. Great bread selection too with sundried tomato tapenade."
    Dined on 10/20/2014
  • "As a party of 6, we met for lunch / brunch prior to an afternoon performance downtown. Our menu items - mostly breakfast fare- were well presented and creative. Eggs benedict served on grilled polenta was a refreshing variation on the classic, and quite good. Service a little slow, but the dining room was busy."
    Dined on 10/19/2014
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